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CNN viewers stunned as Kathy Griffin tries
to perform oral sex on Anderson Cooper
live on New Year´s Eve broadcast

Daily Mail (UK), by Rachel Quigley

Original Article

Posted By:FlyRight, 1/1/2013 3:12:22 PM

For six years she has been shocking audiences across America as they prepare to ring in the new year. But this year, Kathy Griffin really surpassed herself during CNN´s live New Year´s Eve broadcast when she simulated oral sex on co-host Anderson Cooper as well as making jokes about his ´sack´.Even when Cooper had to take a minute from the upbeat, lighthearted show for some serious news on the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, Griffin told him it should be called ´the fisting cliff´.Viewers continued to be shocked and appalled

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/1/2013 3:17:46 PM     (No. 9093411)

Any celeb who depends on shock value to stay relevant has no talent. Madonna comes to mind. Kathy Griffin belongs in that group as well. Besides her shock schlock is the fact she´s a fave of the gay crowd. I´ve met many decent gay people, though, and I hope they´ve had enough of her.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 1/1/2013 3:19:16 PM     (No. 9093412)

Very poor taste, I must say. But hasn´t she built a whole career out of being obnoxious? That´s probably the closest a woman has ever gotten to his zipper!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 1/1/2013 3:21:31 PM     (No. 9093414)

So . . . I guess this is the new CNN look what with the new year and a new leader . . . great opening act!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: southron, 1/1/2013 3:23:01 PM     (No. 9093417)

We mustn´t forget Bill Maher - shock and ridiculing Christianity, morality and decency keeps his show going - but how much longer will these techniques work?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/1/2013 3:25:03 PM     (No. 9093418)

CNN viewers could not possibly have been shocked. Don´t know anyone who would consider them a relevant source for information or news.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: NancyD, 1/1/2013 3:25:57 PM     (No. 9093419)

Is anyone really surprised? She is a skanky irrelevant, nasty wanna be celeb. She would do ANYTHING for attention. Too bad there are headlines about her..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/1/2013 3:27:03 PM     (No. 9093421)

The irony of this vulgar CNN show is that the openly gay Anderson Cooper was the first to apply the "tea bagger" homosexual slur to millions of patriotic Americans, but was upset by Griffith´s attempted on-air tea bagging of him.

Perhaps Fox should pair Anderson with Griffith on her new TV show, but as a remake of the Odd Couple.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/1/2013 3:32:26 PM     (No. 9093427)

"Stunned?" Childish viewers of this garbage would complain if they were not treated to such antics. Why else would they watch?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vivi, 1/1/2013 3:33:03 PM     (No. 9093428)

This is C N N.

Don´t watch them anymore ever, so I do appreciate the reports on this stuff and the guy who replaced Larry King. They knew exactly what they were getting when they hired her so I promise you nobody at CNN was stunned. If they were they´re stupid.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 1/1/2013 3:35:00 PM     (No. 9093432)

Anyone who tuned into Cooper/Griffin got exactly what they were wanting. Needless to say, we did not see it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/1/2013 3:35:27 PM     (No. 9093433)

If Cooper was a "real man" he would have her arrested for sexual assault. That is after he knocked her head off. Just an opinion of mine BUT I have never seen a woman "comedian" who is funny. Lots of men "comedians" are not funny either BUT I do remember some funny men. Lucy was not funny either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 1/1/2013 3:37:07 PM     (No. 9093434)

Stuff like this that damages our childrens minds. Makes me wonder how come congress will want to ban guns that kill but wont ban this sort of behavior that kills our childrens minds once they view it mistakingly. No more CNN for me...this takes the cake.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rc1776, 1/1/2013 3:39:24 PM     (No. 9093437)

Gee an´ we thought it was a lesboterian.
Miss acdc kooper must have been surprised.
We know it´s momma would not approve.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/1/2013 3:43:50 PM     (No. 9093440)

Heads sholld roll ant CNN for allowing something like this but of course they won´t.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jackburton, 1/1/2013 3:49:43 PM     (No. 9093447)

This is one ´celebrity´ that I wish wouldn´t get height or distance when...

...jumping the shark.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/1/2013 3:50:05 PM     (No. 9093448)

Why does anyone keep bringing that hag out to do anything? She´s not funny, never has been, depends on insane stunts to get attention.

Her currency in Hollywood? She likes to say vicious, hateful things about members of the Palin family. That´s the only reason she works.

Which just goes to show how sick Hollywood is. And, yes, the news media is Hollywood, too.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/1/2013 3:57:06 PM     (No. 9093452)

Griffin is the female version of Andy Dick. Only someone with psychological problems would do something so stupid. Insulting the entire country, especially with children watching, is never a good idea. Perhaps this is one reason, among many others, as to why CNN`s ratings are `below the belt`.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: horacer, 1/1/2013 4:00:21 PM     (No. 9093457)

She fits in well with how Zucker will try to mold the network. He might even make her an anchor.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/1/2013 4:03:19 PM     (No. 9093461)

This is expected and condoned behavior by liberals and celebs alike!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley, 1/1/2013 4:04:03 PM     (No. 9093462)

I have no idea who either of these people are.
After reading the article, I am grateful for my ignorance.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/1/2013 4:07:53 PM     (No. 9093468)

Anyone who is ´stunned´ by anything on CNN, hasn´t been paying attention since the moment CNN decided that thousands of Iraqis being tortured, raped and murdered, was less important than CNN keeping an office close to Sadamn and Sons. CNN is the face of Ted Turner´s twisted mind and this kind of behavior is normal for them. Sheeple who think they are actually getting unfiltered facts about what is happening in the world, deserve this. The level of media culture has dropped to the point that Griffin is actually considered an ´entertainer,´ by many viewers.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/1/2013 4:10:15 PM     (No. 9093471)

I am so disgusted that this kind of junk is allowed on TV these days. In the old days, they had standards. Okay, so it was a little silly that married couples had to have separate twin beds and couldn´t say the word "pregnant". But I would take those silly standards any day over the "anything goes" mentality we have now. Sickening. It was incrementalism...oh, a little this is okay...a little that is okay... now, anything is okay--no matter how disgusting, crude and repulsive. Oh, but don´t you dare make a cute ethnic joke as you may offend somebody who has no sense of humor!! ugh...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rinohunter, 1/1/2013 4:18:01 PM     (No. 9093478)

I didn´t know that CNN was still around! Anyway these two dolts - what´s his name and what´s her name - are two imbeciles that I´ve never heard of and would like to keep it that way. I´ll move on now.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zzzghy, 1/1/2013 4:21:29 PM     (No. 9093482)

Poor Anderson. This would´ve grossed out most normal straight guys.

I´ll be surprised if this doesn´t send him into some sort of therapy.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lagniappe, 1/1/2013 4:22:59 PM     (No. 9093483)

This Christmas Santa gave me a collection of the old Carol Burnett shows from the 70´s.
What a difference between then and now. There is some double meaning stuff, but nothing that children couldn´t watch. Very funny!


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2013 4:33:16 PM     (No. 9093492)

Well, what in the world did anyone expect? The lewdness, lies and disgusting behavior of just about everyone in front of the cameras at CNN should tell you the kind of audience which watches that view of insanity.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/1/2013 4:36:40 PM     (No. 9093495)

Write Bravo & tell them Kathy is using gays to self promote. They gave her a show last year & I wrote to say I would never watch... then they renewed her for a new season. Her guests are mostly friends & even they are disgusted. In the promo, she spreads her legs like the pig she is.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/1/2013 4:38:44 PM     (No. 9093497)

Kathy Griffin, Piers Morgan, their choices for their ´on air talent´ speak loudly for the brain trust of the corporation.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Boston Federalist, 1/1/2013 4:42:42 PM     (No. 9093501)

The United States of America, 2013.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: patpgmr, 1/1/2013 4:43:11 PM     (No. 9093502)

Griffin is a pig. On the off chance she´s on a tv program that I am watching, I change the channel.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/1/2013 4:56:28 PM     (No. 9093512)

The idiot that was hosting the show on Fox wasn´t much better.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/1/2013 4:58:08 PM     (No. 9093515)

Thank G-d Obama has mandated free contraception´s! Otherwise this woman might breed!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/1/2013 4:58:09 PM     (No. 9093516)

She just makes her living as scum. Who cares?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/1/2013 4:59:18 PM     (No. 9093519)

Anderson Cooper must go along with it or he would try and stop this sewer sludge from working with him.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Lalo, 1/1/2013 5:02:39 PM     (No. 9093522)

I have nothing but pity for Kathy Griffin and her hapless viewers. But Anderson Cooper´s stock has gone up in my book since I saw him on a list of celebrity Republicans today - even if people will say he isn´t really a Republican. Of course.. they inexplicably listed Bill Maher, too, so - not much of a list, eh? Still, he isn´t nearly as bad as most of his cohorts.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 1/1/2013 5:06:11 PM     (No. 9093525)

the contrast of this New Years broadcast with Guy Lombardo live from the Waldorf couldn´t be more stark

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Dante, 1/1/2013 5:14:27 PM     (No. 9093531)

What a glorious demonstration of talent.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/1/2013 5:14:33 PM     (No. 9093533)

#26, you have a nice Santa. I love Carol Burnett. The other difference is that Carol Burnett was funny. This stuff is just plain gross.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/1/2013 5:16:39 PM     (No. 9093534)

I am surprised that there aren´t more people on Ldot that are totally outraged by this.
CNN has sponsors, I believe there are decency standards set by the FCC.."I´m not surprised" just doesn´t cut it with me. UGH.
Boycott the sponsors!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/1/2013 5:25:02 PM     (No. 9093543)

Filthy Godless liberal morons permeate our entertainment industry, as well as academia and the media...Who do you think voted for that Godless Kenyan foreign exchange student? Who do you think makes up the vast majority of the DemocRAT party? Who do you think are called "progressives" or "liberals"? THEM!

Ask Ted Turner if he´s proud, he´ll probably say yes! Morons! Half of our country needs to burn in hell, seriously burn in hell.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: toodles3956, 1/1/2013 5:32:23 PM     (No. 9093557)

She belongs in a mental hospital. That age group are all nuts!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/1/2013 5:38:41 PM     (No. 9093567)

She has filled the void left by the departure of Sandra Bernhard--and is just as tasteless.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Ivehadit, 1/1/2013 5:43:10 PM     (No. 9093574)

Cheap and skillless form of wit. Definitely not the Highest and Best Self.

Once again, we do not want the world Hollywood/tv seeks to create.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: slab, 1/1/2013 5:57:20 PM     (No. 9093585)

Just another of the myriad reasons I don´t watch television.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/1/2013 6:03:12 PM     (No. 9093597)

Leftists celebrating their power. Welcome to their Socialist Utopia - your world as they would have it to be.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 1/1/2013 6:06:26 PM     (No. 9093600)

Any woman who can´t convince a man to accept that favor is truly pathetic.


Girl´s Hubby


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Reply 47 - Posted by: anonymous, 1/1/2013 6:09:08 PM     (No. 9093602)

I think Kathy Griffin´s popularity is over-hyped by the Daily Mail because the Daily Mail trades in almost the same type of tacky behavior as what she does. Also, how can one take a newspaper seriously if it sells the things it decries?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/1/2013 6:20:08 PM     (No. 9093613)

I grew up watching the Johnny Carson show on New Years Eve. I still miss Johnny.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 1/1/2013 6:20:09 PM     (No. 9093614)

Kathy Griffin, Sean Penn, and Michael Moore will be the ones in the coming genocide to sign the death warrants.

Does anyone not agree that these three have murder and hate in their hearts whereby they would be laughing as they slaughered millions?

They are haters of G-d and murderers, they are of their father.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/1/2013 6:28:32 PM     (No. 9093621)

Obama´s America. Hell, it´s the Democrat Party´s America.

I don´t much care for it.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: reilly, 1/1/2013 6:29:38 PM     (No. 9093623)


That´s Anderson´s sick puppy boyfriend´s job.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/1/2013 6:34:30 PM     (No. 9093631)

If I were Anderson Cooper, I´d sue Griffin for sexual harassment, maybe even assault.

she made him uncomfortable, which I never find to be humorous.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: grampstosix, 1/1/2013 6:53:45 PM     (No. 9093650)

Another example of the death of shame in our culture.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/1/2013 7:02:54 PM     (No. 9093655)

It´s all good. Next time she tries to make a serious statement about anything, the people who disagree with her can reference this broadcast. In other words, she just jumped the shark.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 1/1/2013 7:21:20 PM     (No. 9093663)

It was a cheap stunt by a mind-stunted Comedian.... But she is in good company, as CNN is perpetually on its knees in front of the Democrat Regime of BHO... She was just proclaiming the obvious to the community of presstitutes.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/1/2013 7:22:00 PM     (No. 9093664)

How do we know that Cooper didnt get his job doing the same thing? Just sayin´. It seems to be the coin of the realm. What a really classy bunch of people, these liberal wankers.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: TheGrandWahzoo, 1/1/2013 7:58:10 PM     (No. 9093707)

What´s CNN?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/1/2013 8:05:35 PM     (No. 9093714)

She still has a job? Pathetic.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: dittohead, 1/1/2013 8:16:03 PM     (No. 9093724)

She was the trash that lived with Bristol Palin´s baby daddy for a while. I have CNN and MSNBC blocked on my cable - I don´t even want to flash by them!!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/1/2013 8:54:32 PM     (No. 9093779)

Middle aged slag, she´s 52 and looks every second of it up close. She is soon to be an old slag, nothing more pathetic.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: ufos4, 1/1/2013 8:59:36 PM     (No. 9093783)

Kathy Griffin has zero talent. As such, she tried her make her dollar the only way she could think of. Nothing funny or talented about that her. As for Anderson Cooper, he should ask for an apology or else go get a job in porn. Worthless trash, the lot of them.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/1/2013 9:02:22 PM     (No. 9093785)

Must the news be filled with the escapades of the demented?

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Reply 63 - Posted by: annie xango, 1/1/2013 9:03:11 PM     (No. 9093786)

No one noticed her new face lift????..I would sue the doctor, if I were her...

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/1/2013 9:21:55 PM     (No. 9093821)

When she said bad things about the GOP,I changed channels.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Penney, 1/1/2013 10:46:13 PM     (No. 9093917)

This evidence that the inmates ARE running the media asylum. ...Apparently this country really does need to re-examine the treatment for the mentally ill.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 1/1/2013 10:57:46 PM     (No. 9093924)

Despite my evangelical faith and political affiliation, I´ve always gotten a kick from Ms. Griffith. She has been my guilt pleasure until last night.
Simulating an act of sodomy on a homosexual is tasteless, vulgar and a sin.
I pray for her Godless soul. May she be stoned to death with vagasil rhinestones !

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Reply 67 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/1/2013 11:45:22 PM     (No. 9093976)

Kathy Griffin is a no talent pig, who should reserve her behavior for a pornographic nightclub. Her behavior on national television network was appalling and anyone who has her on their show again deserves to be boycotted.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2013 12:07:56 AM     (No. 9094013)

Does this vulgar woman ever date anyone ?

Everyday we make choices. Too bad more aren´t choosing to turn the TV off.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/2/2013 4:51:29 AM     (No. 9094138)

CNN is dying on the vine so they have to resort to stunts like this to get viewers. Will the FCC fine CNN or will they determine oral sex as okay for viewers.

This country has now sunk below the waters and is now drowning. Thanks libtards. I hate each and every one of you.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/2/2013 9:13:48 AM     (No. 9094425)

I thought she died. Why is this filthy woman allowed on the air?

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Reply 71 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 1/2/2013 9:16:39 AM     (No. 9094432)

you know behind the scenes there´s a lot of high fives because of all the controversy she stirred up. We live in a bizarro world

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Reply 72 - Posted by: Memphis, 1/2/2013 3:56:21 PM     (No. 9095179)

They should both be fined and fired. And banned from TV forever. Trailer trash.

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Reply 73 - Posted by: Skjulestad, 1/3/2013 1:19:27 PM     (No. 9096673)

CNN home of the ho

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President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Russia hid information from FBI on
Boston Marathon bomber: report
New York Daily News, by Bill Hutchinson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/10/2014 6:52:37 AM     Post Reply
Two years before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Russian government concealed key information on one of the killers that might have thwarted the attack, a new report charges.Kremlin officials intercepted a phone conversation in which Tamerlan Tsarnaev discussed Islamic jihad with his mother, but they withheld the information from the FBI, according to the U.S. inspector general report that comes as the one-year anniversary of the bombing approaches. Had the FBI been privy to the red-flag phone call, it would have prompted the bureau to take an extensive look at Tsarnaev, according to The New York Times. “Had they known what the

Obama looks to close wage gap while
paying female staffers less than men
Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 8:03:08 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is planning to sign two new executive actions aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women Tuesday, even as the Obama White House pays its female staffers less than men.The first executive action will be an order banning federal contractors from retaliation against employees who disclose or ask about their wages, according to reports. His other executive action will require federal contractors to submit data to the government about their employees compensation by sex and race. On Tuesday — the day advocates have labelled “Equal Pay Day” to symbolize the amount of time women have to



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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Michelle Obama Riverdances
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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